News | November 17, 2017

Engaging Lake Winnipeg: Next Steps for Federal Action in the Basin

Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will lead basin-wide stakeholder engagement sessions on water quality issues in…

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National, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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New Clean Technology Program for Natural Resources

Supporting the clean-growth economy, federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining, and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
International, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Arctic-Climate Assessment Highlights Dramatic Global Changes

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), a branch of  the Arctic Council, has released its fourth assessment addressing Arctic climate issues. The report entitled, Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic, highlights the dramatic pace…
News, Western CanadaNov. 20, 2017
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Man. Launches Review of Service Delivery Model, Releases Fall Tenders

Manitoba Infrastructure will soon launch a comprehensive review of its service delivery model, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced on Friday. “In the coming months, we will be launching a series…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Nfld. Municipality Enters Agreement with Prov. to Protect Wetlands

Newfoundland and Labrador has signed a Municipal Stewardship Agreement with the Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity to protect wetlands around the community and coastal habitat. A ceremony held in the community on…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Audit Finds Halifax Water Performing Well on Drinking Water

An audit of Halifax Water examining its management of drinking water safety was released by the Municipal Auditor General (MAG) on November 10th. In her report, Auditor General Evangeline Colman-Sadd,…
News, OntarioNov. 20, 2017
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York Region Investing $2.4B in Water and Wastewater Projects

In a November 2nd report to Council, York Region provided a status update of some of its priority infrastructure projects, including $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over next 10 years.…
News, Western CanadaNov. 17, 2017
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Engaging Lake Winnipeg: Next Steps for Federal Action in the Basin

Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will lead basin-wide stakeholder engagement sessions on water quality issues in…
News, Western CanadaNov. 20, 2017
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Man. Launches Review of Service Delivery Model, Releases Fall Tenders

Manitoba Infrastructure will soon launch a comprehensive review of its service delivery model, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced on Friday. “In the coming months, we will be launching a series…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Nfld. Municipality Enters Agreement with Prov. to Protect Wetlands

Newfoundland and Labrador has signed a Municipal Stewardship Agreement with the Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity to protect wetlands around the community and coastal habitat. A ceremony held in the community on…
Atlantic Canada, NewsNov. 20, 2017
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Audit Finds Halifax Water Performing Well on Drinking Water

An audit of Halifax Water examining its management of drinking water safety was released by the Municipal Auditor General (MAG) on November 10th. In her report, Auditor General Evangeline Colman-Sadd,…
News, OntarioNov. 20, 2017
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York Region Investing $2.4B in Water and Wastewater Projects

In a November 2nd report to Council, York Region provided a status update of some of its priority infrastructure projects, including $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over next 10 years.…
News, Western CanadaNov. 17, 2017
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Engaging Lake Winnipeg: Next Steps for Federal Action in the Basin

Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will lead basin-wide stakeholder engagement sessions on water quality issues in…

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Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded regions regarding what is, potentially, covered under their insurance policies and how new flood coverage functions. Topics covered by the Insurance Bureau…
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Nestlé and Alliance for Water Stewardship Partner to Certify Canadian Operations

Nestlé Waters announced this week that it will extend its partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 global factories by 2020, including bottling plants in Canada. The announcement builds upon the company's success certifying four water bottling facilities in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and in California. Nestlé has committed to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. The Hope, B.C. plant has gone through the audit process…
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Ontario Environmental Commissioner Reports on Nutrient Pollution

Algal blooms are a frequent and wide-spread problem that is hurting the Ontario economy, threatening human and ecological health, and Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is demanding that provincial ministries do more to protect our waters from the nutrient pollution that drives the blooms. In her latest report,  Good Choices, Bad Choices: Environmental Rights and Environmental Protection in Ontario, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe provides comprehensive analysis on the state of the nutrient problem in Ontario, efforts…
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